Why it costs

$20 for a one-way ride to NYC? Have a seat, and we’ll show you.

The Washington Post Sunday - - BUSINESS - — Ian Cropp

Curb­side buses from Washington to New York are one of the least ex­pen­sive ways to travel from the nation’s cap­i­tal to the Big Ap­ple. And by of­fer­ing Wi-Fi ser­vice and hourly de­par­tures start­ing at dawn, they’ve grown ever more pop­u­lar. For about $20— more than you’d pay in tolls and gas— you can get a one-way ticket. Here’s the gen­eral break­down for a curb­side car­rier like Bolt­Bus. With on­line sales and no need for ter­mi­nals, these op­er­a­tors have a dis­tinct ad­van­tage, but still rely upon high load fac­tors to turn a profit.

POLLY BECKER FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

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